In the wake of controversy over the organization's plans to eliminate Planned Parenthood as a partner, the Susan G. Komen foundation's making changes at the top. The national breast cancer awareness and fundraising group is removing founder, and Peoria native Nancy Brinker from daily operations. Brinker is the sister of organization namesake Komen, and will remain in a fund raising capacity. In addition, group president Liz Thompson is leaving next month. A half dozen other high echelon officials at Komen have also quietly departed over the past five months. A press release from Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure announcing the latest changes makes no mention of the firestorm surrounding the Planned Parenthood controversy.
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